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Eagle Radio (formerly 96.4 The Eagle) is a local radio station in the Surrey and North East Hampshire area of England. Eagle Radio is owned by Bauer Radio.

Eagle Radio
964 The Eagle logo.png
Broadcast areaSurrey and North-East Hampshire
Frequency96.4 MHz and DAB Digital Radio
First air date4 January 1996
FormatHot AC
Transmitter coordinates51°13′42″N 0°36′19″W / 51.2284°N 0.6054°W / 51.2284; -0.6054Coordinates: 51°13′42″N 0°36′19″W / 51.2284°N 0.6054°W / 51.2284; -0.6054
OwnerBauer Radio
Sister stationseagle3
eagle70s
Websitewww.964eagle.co.uk

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LaunchEdit

Peter Gordon launched 96.4 The Eagle at 7:45am on 4 January 1996, with the words "Hey, I've landed", an allusion to "the Eagle has Landed", the call sign Neil Armstrong used for the landing of the 1969 lunar landing craft. The first song played was "Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel.

HistoryEdit

The station changed its name from 96.4 The Eagle to 96.4 Eagle Radio in February 2007 and has more recently been changed to solely Eagle Radio. It launched on DAB Digital Radio on 12 December 2013.

Until 2018, Eagle Radio broadcast The Vodafone Big Top 40 chart show (previously The Pepsi Chart & Hit40UK) which was produced from Capital FM in London and syndicated across over 140 commercial radio stations in the UK. However, the show was withdrawn from syndication in 2018 and now broadcasts solely on Heart & Capital stations.

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